Margaret L. Adam M.D.

Margaret L. Adam M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Medical Genetics, Primary Care - Pediatrics




Margaret L.P. Adam, MD, is an attending physician at Seattle Children's Hospital and a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Adam's clinical interests include the diagnosis and management of infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of genetic conditions.

Dr. Adam has a special interest in Mowat-Wilson syndrome, for which she has conducted clinical research in the past. She is currently involved as the primary geneticist in the Multidisciplinary Differences in Sex Development (DSD) clinic at Seattle Children's Hospital and she recently joined the Multidisciplinary 22q11 Deletion syndrome clinic. She also provides genetic consultations for pregnant women through the Prenatal Diagnostic Center at the University of Washington. Her current clinical research projects include working as a dysmorphologist on the Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Project with the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) and on the Collaboration to Establish the Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in association with the University of California, San Diego.

Patient Care Philosophy

What we do in genetics is a lot of diagnostics, putting things together and being able to provide a family with an answer for why their child has specific issues. It's rewarding to provide those answers and give parents an idea of what they can expect in the future. These families want answers, and we work to provide those answers for them.


Stanford University Medical CenterResidencyMedical Genetics2003
Lucile Packard Children's HospitalResidencyPediatrics2001
Lucile Packard Children's HospitalInternshipPediatrics1999
Stanford University School of MedicineMedical education1998


Board Certifications

American Board of Medical GeneticsClinical Genetics2005
American Board of PediatricsPediatrics2002
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